Friday, January 27, 2012

Pinto Beans Olla!

It's funny how a simple clay pot can change your life.  After finally finishing seasoning it I could not wait to take it for a spin and makes some beans!
 It's so easy and they really are the best beans I've ever made .

Rinse and pick over 1 lb of Pino beans then pour them into your Olla (or heavy bottomed pot), cover well with hot water (several inches above the bean line) add 2 whole cloves of Garlic, 1 Onion quartered (I used red) and 1 Bay Leaf.  Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer, make sure as the beans cook you keep adding HOT water so they remain soupy.
No need to presoak the beans, add salt and freshly ground black pepper when the beans are done to your likeness.  You need a good teaspoon or more of sea salt and as much pepper as you fancy.  Served here with broan rice, roast chicken and salsa verde!

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